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Old 09-27-2019, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Hockley, TX
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Thinking of having a wooden carport attached to my house and overlapping the back deck so I can stay under cover in the rain. The first bonded insured contractor Iíve contacted says it should be pitched so that rain will pour off ( this is SE Texas). He is also proposing a side wall on open side. But this design will impact light entering windows. And the pitch might mean view will be of carport roof trusses. Contractor is going to make better pics, but this is what he said it will look like. Is this reasonable? This design is going to cost $5k, which seems like a lot for a one-car carport.

Would an open metal carport make more sense and could it be attached to house to protect me from rain when entering the porch?
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Old 09-27-2019, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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While not a contractor, I doubt you need the car port roof pitched as large as it is.
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Old 09-27-2019, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Richmond, CA
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I am not a structural engineer, nor do I play one on TV, but minimal roof pitch should be fine unless you somehow live in a part of Texas with a lot of snowfall. A carport with a full sidewall sounds odd to me.

A simple design like this should be fine: https://cdn.morningchores.com/wp-con...17/08/cp12.jpg

If you want a little something on the side, you could do something like this: http://myoutdoorplans.com/wp-content...ns-600x342.jpg
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Old 09-27-2019, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Hockley, TX
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I am not a structural engineer, nor do I play one on TV, but minimal roof pitch should be fine unless you somehow live in a part of Texas with a lot of snowfall. A carport with a full sidewall sounds odd to me.

A simple design like this should be fine: https://cdn.morningchores.com/wp-con...17/08/cp12.jpg

If you want a little something on the side, you could do something like this: http://myoutdoorplans.com/wp-content...ns-600x342.jpg
Thanks for the advice and the pictures. Thatís pretty much what I was thinking I wanted. Like the trellis in the second pic.
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Old Today, 09:28 AM
 
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A friend of ours, that still lives in Richland County S.C. has this on his street. This is to keep "LEGAL" for derelict cars.
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Old Today, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Hockley, TX
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Default Follow up question re roof colors of metal carport

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A friend of ours, that still lives in Richland County S.C. has this on his street. This is to keep "LEGAL" for derelict cars.
Actually I am now thinking of getting a metal carport, like all my neighbors. Less expensive and the metal won't rot in our rainy SE Texas weather.

Question: Does it matter what color the roof of a metal carport is. If I make it dark brown to match my house, will it be too hot underneath it, given that it will be open on both ends and on one side?
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Old Today, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Yes. It's called radiant heat.

Since most metal type carports have a flat roof- why not go with a light colored roof?
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Old Today, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Hockley, TX
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Yes. It's called radiant heat.

Since most metal type carports have a flat roof- why not go with a light colored roof?
Thanks; good idea.
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